Ask Congress to take action on the Safe Step Act!
The Safe Step Act requires insurers to implement a clear and transparent process for a patient or physician to request an exception to a step therapy protocol. Currently, when a physician prescribes a particular drug treatment for a patient, the patient’s insurance company may require them to try different medications and treatments before they can access the drug originally prescribed by their physician. This protocol is known as “step therapy” or “fail first.” Not only does the Safe Step Act allow for patients or physicians to request an exception, but it also outlines the 5 exceptions and requires a group health plan to respond to an exemption within 72 hours in all circumstances and 24 hours if the patient’s life is at risk.
Ask Congress to take action on the Safe Step Act! https://rareaction.org/take-action/#/102